I just posted my ninth observable violin lesson on my Youtube channel! This one features my pre-twinkler, Santi, in his ninth violin lesson.
At this point in Santi’s development we have switched him from his box violin to a real violin, and are working on establishing the perfect place for it on his shoulder. This lesson is chock full of repetition, but because of that you have the opportunity to observe the strategies we use to keep Santi engaged.
Watch Santi’s skills build through repetition in the video below or on youtube.
0:00 Watching game, bow
0:45 bow holds
1:30 Ring of Fire
2:30 Up Like Up a Rocket
4:30 Numbers game (go to play position with real violin)
5:35 Play position endurance
6:30 Numbers game
6:50 Left Hand strengthening, coordination
8:15 Numbers game
9:05 Helicopter bow landings
11:10 Arm scrubbing
13:15 Bow scrubbing on shoulder
[focus: violin posture]
15:40 Watching game, bow
16:30 Tuning (forgot to do this before bow, oops)
18:00 Play position “dinosaur game”
19:15 Repetition of “dinosaur game”
20:45 Parent plays “dinosaur game”
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